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James Dean

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Dean in Rebel Without a Cause

Source: Wikipedia

James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean's enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, in two of which he is the leading actor.

Fact file

  • Born: James Byron Dean February 8, 1931 Marion, Indiana, U.S.
  • Died: September 30, 1955 (aged 24) Cholame, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Vehicle accident
  • Resting place: Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana, U.S.
  • Other names: Jimmy Dean
  • Alma mater: Santa Monica College University of California, Los Angeles
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1950–1955
  • Notable work: East of Eden Rebel Without a Cause Giant
  • Home town: Santa Monica, California, U.S. Fairmount, Indiana, U.S.
  • Religion: Quaker
  • Awards: Golden Globe Awards (1956) Special Achievement Award Jussi Awards (1955) Best Foreign Actor

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